The History of Brazil

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Palgrave Macmillan, 15. okt 2003 - 208 pages

Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This concise one-volume history will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current affairs, including Brazil's return to democracy after more than two decades of military rule, and the economic consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace. The history of Brazil unfolds in narrative chronological chapters beginning with the Portuguese conquest and continues up to the present day.

"Levine's book is a good starting point for anyone interested in moving beyond the popular conception of Brazil as the land of Carnival and samba." - Publishers Weekly


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With over 3 million square miles of territory and 4,600 miles of shoreline, Brazil is the fifth largest nation in the world. In this impressively concise history, Levine, the director for the Center ... Read full review


An Earthly Paradise
Early Brazil 15001822
Independence and Empire 18221889
The Republic 18891930
The Vargas Era 19301954
Dictatorship and Democracy 19541998
Political Culture
Social and Economic Realities
Notable People in the History of Brazil

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Robert M. Levine is Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Miami and the author of over a dozen books on Latin American and Cuba including Secret Missions to Cuba (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

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